The Real Estate sector is dynamic and constantly evolving, reacting to political events and ever-increasing layers of regulation and tax as well as being interwoven with the global economy and fluctuations in currency markets.
This leads to unique challenges and opportunities.
We are one of the biggest Real Estate teams in the UK, seamlessly interacting with colleagues across the business in complementary disciplines such as real estate finance, banking, corporate, construction and tax. We pride ourselves on becoming part of your team, taking time to understand your business and helping to give you the commercial edge. Our Real Estate team comprises over 200 lawyers, providing technically excellent, cost-effective and commercial legal advice.
We are located in all the major cities in the UK and operate under English and Scottish law. Ranked first of all top 20 law firms for quality of our legal advice, we maximise our national footprint to deliver tailored solutions for clients, regardless of their location. Our breadth allows us to provide bespoke solutions and advise clients across an expanding number of asset classes within the sector.
Internationally we have a continually growing capabilities across; Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Middle East.
Our clients include investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations, as well as banks, insurance companies, pension and sovereign wealth funds.
Innovation is part of our DNA - by thinking differently, we deliver innovative legal solutions and products to deliver your deal, minimise risk and enable you to achieve a competitive advantage.
DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.
"I can’t praise DWF’s Real Estate and Construction team highly enough. The professional service, knowledge and advice received on this project was second to none."– Leading UK Housing Association, 2019
"10/10 satisfaction rating for services delivered by DWF"– Managing Director at a leading international real estate fund
Technology has the potential to transform any sector, and real estate is no exception – whether it is through the use of blockchain providing increasing liquidity and transparency on transactions, or the use of artificial intelligence to allow ever more accurate investment decisions to be made. But is the market ready?
The evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has raised numerous challenges for the property and construction sectors.
The Government has released more details on the new Rent Relief Policy for tenancies impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) - but where does that leave landlords and tenants?
Another week of the ubiquitous pandemic in the EU and the growing economic problems of Member States have brought more news and activities related to competition law. These include, among others: (i) the increasing need for cooperation between entrepreneurs and the corresponding change in the approach of antitrust authorities introducing guidelines in this respect to facilitate cooperation in accordance with competition law, (ii) Member States adding additional powers for Competition Authorities and regulating the prices of certain goods and services; (iii) changes in the manner of conducting merger clearance proceedings, or (iv) approval of subsequent state aid programs for companies affected by the effects of COVID-19.
The "anti-crisis shield" ("Act") was signed yesterday by the Polish President and has already entered into force. The main objective of the new law is to minimise the economic impact of COVID-19 and the introduced state of epidemic. It contains a number of solutions that affect businesses and this article looks at the most important regulations concerning commercial leases.
In connection with the announcement on the state of the epidemic as from March 21 and the publication of a new regulation of the Minister of Health on this matter, the group of tenants covered by a temporary ban on conducting operations in commercial facilities with a commercial area of more than 2,000 square meters has been significantly expanded since March 21.
Our team assess the impact of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and issues for landlord and tenants in Scotland against the background of many tenants ceasing to continue rent payments following compulsory closure of shops and other business on account of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for both landlords and tenants, with much uncharted territory ahead.
The CMA published a guidance outlining its approach to businesses cooperating during the COVID-19 crisis and explaining what arrangements could be legal under competition law during the crisis.